Born from the AIR Shift Patrick County program, TRAIL HANDS, is a project that brings art and trails together to engage visitors in a meaningful and unique experience. In addition to hiking, each person that experiences a TRAIL HAND will also have the opportunity to learn more about our county – the Heritage, Arts, Nature, Dreams and Stories of our community.
There is a permanent art installation of a TRAIL HAND in each locality of the county. Each TRAIL HAND is made of concrete and has been adorned by a local artist.
Stuart: Mayo River Rail Trail
Patrick Springs/Critz: Reynolds Homestead
Ararat: Dan River Park
Meadows of Dan: Mountain Top Park
Woolwine: I.C. Dehart Park
Our region of Appalachia is blessed with beautiful and unique natural resources. TRAIL HANDS was created to promote Patrick County’s natural resources in a way that increases tourism, economic development, and celebrates art while encouraging healthier lifestyles.
Make plans to visit Patrick County and take the adventure to visit all 5 Hands! Be sure to share your experience on social media. #VisitPatrickCounty